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11-25-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 448
Posted By _ForceD_

Dan

Dan
11-25-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By _ForceD_

Nice work. My only concern would be with the use...

Nice work. My only concern would be with the use of masking tape. If it gets wet the whole thing might fall apart.

Dan
11-25-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 519
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with Mike_Kelly above WRT to Pear iZumi...

I concur with Mike_Kelly above WRT to Pear iZumi “lobster” gloves. I have a pair…but as my winter rides got longer they just weren’t keeping my hands warm enough. Eventually I decided to try a pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By _ForceD_

If you have the aero bars attached to a standard...

If you have the aero bars attached to a standard road bike, and haven’t compensated for the road geometry angle like manson alluded to above…your back may be experiencing stress because of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur. Funny. Dan

I concur. Funny.

Dan
11-21-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By _ForceD_

You ought to edit to add that in some cases you...

You ought to edit to add that in some cases you need to keep track of the top and bottom bearing cups. The bearing cups you’re using are easy to tell which goes on top, and on bottom. But on a couple...
11-20-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 695
Posted By _ForceD_

My thoughts too. But…wondering if the...

My thoughts too. But…wondering if the freewheel/cassette (or whatever he has back there) could accept a spacer so that the gear is just far enough to the RIGHT to accomplish alignment and thereby...
11-20-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By _ForceD_

Ask my wife. I think she’ll have a daily...

Ask my wife. I think she’ll have a daily response.
(P.S. Don’t tell her I said that because then this will go on the list of things I screwed up.)

Dan
11-20-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By _ForceD_

Siri…are you sure the OP uses an iPhone? Dan

Siri…are you sure the OP uses an iPhone?

Dan
11-20-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 649
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes spokes just go. I’ve had them break on...

Sometimes spokes just go. I’ve had them break on perfectly smooth roads.

Dan
11-20-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 695
Posted By _ForceD_

What all the above are trying to explain is that...

What all the above are trying to explain is that the holes on the chainring, and on the crank spider are drilled so that the chainring nut and bolt are seated. You’ll need to flip the chainring...
11-20-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 820
Posted By _ForceD_

I prefer riding during daylight hours, afternoon....

I prefer riding during daylight hours, afternoon. But I (and my family) don’t think riding at night is weird (Edited to clarify that I do it, and my family doesn’t consider it out of the ordinary...
11-18-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By _ForceD_

Here’s another idea. Maybe you could modify the...

Here’s another idea. Maybe you could modify the glove. Cut finger off an old, unused glove. Cut off the tip of the good glove, and sew the finger from the old glove with just a couple of stitches so...
11-14-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By _ForceD_

Try this video from Park Tool. ...

Try this video from Park Tool.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eqR6nlZNeU8

Dan
11-14-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By _ForceD_

I live in coastal RI. Can’t tell you if you...

I live in coastal RI. Can’t tell you if you really need to change (I don’t but I’m strictly a road cyclist). But if you want the tires on…this is really 30 minutes or less job.

Dan
11-13-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,456
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m old school and kinda wish we could go back to...

I’m old school and kinda wish we could go back to traditional “10 speeds”…that is 2x5. However, I think the answer to the OP’s question really depends on where you ride (the terrain), and he type of...
11-12-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,454
Posted By _ForceD_

I think I saw this OP today. In my community...

I think I saw this OP today. In my community there is a 4-lane undivided highway that you really only see bicycles on rarely. It’s dangerous. That’s because the road is just not conducive at all for...
11-12-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,643
Posted By _ForceD_

I know it’s not what most would do, but for...

I know it’s not what most would do, but for nighttime road riding I finally just got a 3000 lumen LED flashlight for $20 and velcro strap it to the top tube right at the head tube (or sometimes to...
11-03-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By _ForceD_

You might find that mittens suit you better....

You might find that mittens suit you better. Riding through the winters in Rhode Island, over the years I had tried lots of 5-finger gloves, and Pearl iZumi “lobster gloves.” I finally decided to...
11-03-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By _ForceD_

Glad you’re OK!!! I had a similar incident 8-10...

Glad you’re OK!!! I had a similar incident 8-10 years ago. Car turned RIGHT, without using its turn signal, into a parking lot, right in front of me. My left arm caught the side view mirror (still...
11-03-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By _ForceD_

I guess it might depend on just how badly out of...

I guess it might depend on just how badly out of true the wheels were. I have my own truing stand too, and always true them up even when they get slightly out of true. But I can imagine a very untrue...
11-03-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By _ForceD_

Your pics didn’t make it. Dan

Your pics didn’t make it.

Dan
11-02-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,355
Posted By _ForceD_

You’re experiencing introinversiodirectional...

You’re experiencing introinversiodirectional complex. Bicycle tires, it appears, thought to be otherwise inanimate objects, have a sensory aptitude and can sense when they’re going the wrong...
10-30-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By _ForceD_

Isn’t it actually four layers? Cable, lube liner,...

Isn’t it actually four layers? Cable, lube liner, steel casing, plastic housing.

Dan
10-30-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,454
Posted By _ForceD_

Bike lanes and MUPs…I frequently wonder if they...

Bike lanes and MUPs…I frequently wonder if they consulted any actual bicycle riders, or even ever rode a bicycle themselves.

Dan
10-28-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,454
Posted By _ForceD_

As the first respondent to the OP, and...

As the first respondent to the OP, and questioning why he would do it, and wondering about the “countless reasons” for doing it…and now with a couple dozen responses telling him how dumb it is…I wish...
10-27-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,454
Posted By _ForceD_

Is this trolling? When and why would you do that...

Is this trolling? When and why would you do that (for extended distance). And traffic laws dictate that bikes abide by going the right direction, with the flow of traffic.

Dan
10-25-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with dedhed above. It’s your bike. If it...

Concur with dedhed above. It’s your bike. If it works for you…bonus! I’ve made my own bar tape out of fabric before…sometimes with patterns/colors to match the frame. Worked out fine for me.

dan
10-25-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By _ForceD_

This is a good topic for the Triathlon forum....

This is a good topic for the Triathlon forum. Moderators should move it there. But, my initial comment/concern about you getting into triathlon isn’t about the bike, but rather other aspects of the...
10-22-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By _ForceD_

I second Jagwire. The logo on it could probably...

I second Jagwire. The logo on it could probably be easily removed with a scouring pad.

Dan
10-20-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By _ForceD_

Just pointing out that there’s probably a...

Just pointing out that there’s probably a suitable app that you could use on your GPS-capable cell phone…and for which there an a plethora of holders.

Dan
10-20-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By _ForceD_

Mountain Bikers doing good things

Seen in today’s Providence (RI) Journal

Dan

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MOUNTAIN BIKERS VOLUNTEER TO SCRUB HATE GRAFFITI FROM ROCKS IN STATE...
10-15-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,147
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cyclesgladiator.com/ ...

https://cyclesgladiator.com/


https://www.conosur.com/en/vinos/bicicleta-pinot-noir/


https://www.conosur.com/en/vinos/bicicleta-pinot-noir-2/


The Life-Sized City Blog: Bicycles and...
10-14-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By _ForceD_

Can’t even find the thing on the Blackburn...

Can’t even find the thing on the Blackburn website. Maybe you could send a pic and ask them.
https://www.blackburndesign.com
Email: consumersupport-bbrn@blackburndesign.com

Dan
10-14-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe check with some inner city bike shops in...

Maybe check with some inner city bike shops in New York/Manhattan and/or Boston. When I’m in those cities I notice that a lot of the messenger/delivery bikes there are wrapped. Some appear to be DIY,...
10-13-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By _ForceD_

I use the XLab Nonoflator...

I use the XLab Nonoflator (https://www.xlab-usa.com/nanoflator.html). It screws onto the valve stem, and uses threaded CO₂ cartridges. I have a box of 12 cartridges that I purchased a two or three...
10-05-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with ‘sweeks’ above. “Breathable” and...

I concur with ‘sweeks’ above. “Breathable” and “waterproof” can’t coexist in the same garment. If it’s “breathable” that means moisture…and even wind…can get through from the outside. Only...
10-01-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,249
Posted By _ForceD_

If the bike has cantilever brakes you may need to...

If the bike has cantilever brakes you may need to change the length of the hanger. See the explanation at this link:
...
09-24-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah, sounds like you need a thinner spacer. ...

Yeah, sounds like you need a thinner spacer.

Dan
09-24-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By _ForceD_

Here’s another possibility that I’ve had to deal...

Here’s another possibility that I’ve had to deal with on varying cassettes. And sorry…the picture below is the only one I could find to explain it. Sometime on the back side (or spoke side) of a...
09-22-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 644
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry for the accusation. Dan

Sorry for the accusation.

Dan
09-22-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 644
Posted By _ForceD_

Again I concur with others who are saying you...

Again I concur with others who are saying you should just obtain a dedicated trainer instead of reinventing the wheel (pun not intentional). You’re coming up with all kinds of cockamamie ways to...
09-21-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve used this place. You have to provide the...

I’ve used this place. You have to provide the graphics. https://www.stickylife.com

Dan
09-17-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,018
Posted By _ForceD_

What? The cops are telling them this? The cops...

What? The cops are telling them this? The cops need schooled. Riding against traffic on the roadway is not only dangerous, but is against the law in every state according to the US DOT —...
09-17-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve never been much of an off-road rider…pretty...

I’ve never been much of an off-road rider…pretty much strictly road. But I have lived in NE Florida in my life for various periods, and ridden the roads northeast of Orlando (I live in southern New...
09-17-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 644
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with the above sentiments that the DIY...

I concur with the above sentiments that the DIY hack job you’re trying to create has the potential to cost you more in the long run with regard to wear on the brake pads, rims, etc…compared to the...
09-15-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,415
Posted By _ForceD_

For all the disgrace that he brought to the...

For all the disgrace that he brought to the cycling community…Lance Armstrong said something that I’ve always agreed with: “It’s Not About the Bike” (title of his first book). Within reason (whatever...
09-14-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,115
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe something like this...

Maybe something like this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/270990102563067231/

I’ve also seen people store bikes in those Rubbermaid things that are designed for storing two garbage cans in.
...
Forum: Triathlon
09-13-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah, I think you’re better off (i.e. will get...

Yeah, I think you’re better off (i.e. will get more $$$) cleaning up all the components and selling them separately.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
09-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe with the bike shortage caused by the...

Maybe with the bike shortage caused by the pandemic you’ll get some offers (that is if you’re trying to sell it). But a few years ago a (non-internet savvy) friend asked me to post a similar QR tri...
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